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Effects of among-offspring relatedness on the origins and evolution of parental care and filial cannibalism.

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Parental care is expected to increase the likelihood of offspring survival at the cost of investment in future reproductive success. However, alternative parental behaviours, such as filial cannibalism, can decrease current reproductive success and consequently individual fitness. We evaluate the role of among-offspring relatedness on the evolution of parental care and filial cannibalism. Building on our previous work, we show how the evolution of care is influenced by the effect of among-off...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Journal of evolutionary biology
Volume:
24
Issue:
6
Pages:
1335-1350
Publication date:
2011-06-05
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EISSN:
1420-9101
ISSN:
1010-061X
URN:
uuid:3d05ef1a-a712-48fa-baea-f090257050bb
Source identifiers:
209251
Local pid:
pubs:209251

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